Six short films by emerging New Zealand film-makers go online in August and September 2017.
Each film is a personal take on the theme of sustainability by its director, all of whom are in their 20s.
Someday Stories delves into a broad range of topics: the right to be heard, gender representation, intergenerational compassion, the life of a refugee survivor, taonga puoro (traditional Māori instruments used in healing) and resilience in post-earthquake Christchurch.
The film-makers were teamed up with production mentors from the film industry for guidance and support as they made their film.
Their films will go online two per week (Mondays and Thursdays) at Māori Television On Demand and The Wireless from 24 August.
One of the films will also screen at Thecoconet.tv as it is made by a young Pasifika film-maker.
Here is the promo for the series: https://vimeo.com/228910776
Someday Stories is an initiative of The Outlook for Someday sustainability film project for young people. It is supported by NZ On Air, the New Zealand Film Commission and The Body Shop.
Here is information about each of the six films, including release dates and links to promos, publicity packs and downloadable high-resolution images:
Release Date: Thursday 24 August
A story following the journey of Jerome Kavanagh, a young Māori practitioner of taonga puoro (traditional instruments used in sacred, ritual and healing ceremonies) as he revives ancient ancestral practices in our contemporary world.
Producer/Director/Writer: Komako Silver
Co-Producer: Julie Zhu
Production Mentor: Kay Ellmers
Publicity Pack and Images: http://theoutlookforsomeday.net/gallery/2017/someday-stories/puoro
Release Date: Monday 28 August
A young woman in a desperate situation finds unexpected compassion on a remote stretch of coastline.
Director/Writer: Alistair MacDonald
Producer: Sophia Seaton
Production Mentor: Fraser Brown
Publicity Pack and Images: http://theoutlookforsomeday.net/gallery/2017/someday-stories/coast
WHEN WE SPEAK
Release Date: Thursday 31 August
Three young poets navigate their identity through spoken word poetry.
Genre: Art House / Visual Essay
Producer / Director: Miliama Setefano
Writers: Zechariah Soakai, Kyla Dela Cruz and Liam Jacobson
Production Mentor: Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa
Publicity Pack and Images: http://theoutlookforsomeday.net/gallery/2017/someday-stories/when-we-speak
Release Date: Monday 4 September
Two teens in an earthquake damaged city go on a journey to rediscover the life in the cracks.
Director/Writer: Ellen Jones-Poole
Producer: Hannah Toulson
Production Mentor: Gillian Ashurst
Publicity Pack and Images: http://theoutlookforsomeday.net/gallery/2017/someday-stories/fragmentary
A LIFE LIKE THIS
Release Date: Thursday 7 September
A young New Zealander and his father explore their family's refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Genre: Animated Documentary
Producer/Director/Writer: Isaiah Tour
Production Mentor: Leanne Pooley
Publicity Pack and Images: http://theoutlookforsomeday.net/gallery/2017/someday-stories/a-life-like...
DROP DOWN GLOBE
Release Date: Monday 11 September
Shakespeare as you’ve never seen her: remixed, remastered, and rediscovered.
Producer/Director/Writer: Stella Reid
Co-Producer: Laura Robinson
Production Mentor: Catherine Fitzgerald
Publicity Pack and Images: http://theoutlookforsomeday.net/gallery/2017/someday-stories/drop-down-g...
DOWNLOAD SOMEDAY STORIES LOGO:
FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE FILM-MAKERS:
Julia Hyde 021 034 1078 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE OUTLOOK FOR SOMEDAY PARTNERS:
The Outlook for Someday in 2017 is based on partnerships between Connected Media Charitable Trust and The Body Shop New Zealand, New Zealand Film Commission, NZ On Air, Ministry of Youth Development, Department of Conservation (through the DOC Community Fund), Auckland Council, Health Promotion Agency, Toimata Foundation and Weta Digital.
Media Partners are Stuff, Māori Television, The Wireless, The Coconet, The Adam & Eve Show, What Now, Tearaway, Upstart, Villainesse and Screenz.
Funding Partners are Te Māngai Pāho, Creative New Zealand’s Creative Communities Scheme, The Trusts Community Foundation, Lion Foundation, Dragon Community Trust, Four Winds Foundation and Blue Sky Community Trust.
Regional Partners are Foundation North, WEL Energy Trust, Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, Eastern and Central Community Trust, Wellington Community Trust, Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury, Rata Foundation, Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust and Community Trust of Southland.
Photogear is Technology Partner, O’Halloran North Shore is Accountancy Partner and Stephens Lawyers is Honorary Legal Advisor.
Rockstock and Soar Printing are Paper and Print Partners.
Auckland Live, Karma Cola and Austin’s are Event Partners.
The Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand (SPADA) and the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) are Industry Partners.